France Ligue 1 Betting Odds, Spreads & Lines

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The French League 1, or Ligue 1, is the most elite soccer division in the French football league system. Twenty teams compete against each other in 38 exciting football matches per season (1 home and 1 away), and the club that finishes the French League with the most points from goals scored is awarded the league title.

From the billions of sports fans worldwide, soccer is one of the most popular sports, translating heavily into Ligue 1 European competition betting markets. Of the European leagues, Ligue 1 is the fifth-most popular, behind the EPL, La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga.

French football has plenty of contenders, but Paris Saint-Germain is the current Ligue 1 champion and the most successful club in the history of the French league.

With French football's popularity, the sports betting markets naturally cater to handicappers looking to wager on its events. With that said, let's preview the Ligue 1 odds and betting lines. Our guide below will heighten your knowledge of the French Ligue 1 betting odds, live odds, betting markets and we'll provide some basic strategies to implement before you begin making your betting picks.

Ligue 1 Betting Odds

Each online betting site supporting Ligue 1 betting markets will allow its customers to pick from three odds formats:

  • American odds (+100)
  • Decimal odds (2.00)
  • Fractional odds (1/1)

Due to its popularity in America and its simplification, our guide will assist you in understanding the American soccer odds format.

Bettors can select French soccer markets and find a (-) or (+) icon alongside a number. These are the odds, as the (-) represents the favorite while the (+) represents the underdog.

When betting the favorite (-), the odds tell us how much we'll need to stake to profit $100.

  • Betting the favorite example: If a Paris Saint-Germain moneyline is priced at -220, this bet will return $100 -and your initial stake - from every $220 staked.

When betting the underdog (+), the odds tell us how we'll win from a $100 wager.

  • Betting the underdog example: If a Lyon moneyline is priced at +150, this bet will return $150 profit – and your initial stake - from every $100 wagered.

Ligue 1 Betting Markets

The 3-way moneyline markets in French soccer are a common option in soccer betting and one of the most approached types of betting. While this betting choice is preferred by many, it's one of many available as bettors can discover a plethora of player odds, total betting and outright markets for this French professional league.

Here are the most bet-on Ligue 1 markets:

  • Moneyline
  • Three-Way Moneyline
  • Totals
  • Team Totals
  • Handicap Betting
  • Asian Handicaps
  • Team Props
  • Player Props

Ligue 1 Live Betting Odds

Instead of placing Ligue 1 bets with an online sportsbook before it starts, customers have the option to live bet on the European competition.

Live odds allow you to place wagers throughout the game, and odds will change in response to what happens during the game. This type of betting can give bettors incredibly more value on highly juiced favorites such as PSG, who may perform badly in the first half. Live betting has multiple advantages, but capitalizing on increased odds is the primary focus for most handicappers.

French Ligue 1 Betting Tips & Strategies

Professional sports and their key players can be difficult to predict on occasion, so it's important to take some extra time to implement a betting strategy before wagering on the odds for this all-professional league.

Here are a few simple rules and strategies you can follow to assist your Ligue 1 betting journey:

  • Study the markets, games, teams and trends 
  • Avoid betting favorites long-term
  • Line shop for the best value
  • Losses occur, don't chase after lost money by placing more bets
  • Incorporate bankroll management

When studying the various games and teams, it is important to note that it's not just Ligue 1 that matters. You'll also want to research the Europa League and Champions League, where winners of the Ligue 1 title will be reserved a spot. The more informed you are, the more it will put you in an advantageous position over other bettors.

FAQs – Ligue 1 Odds & Betting Lines

Which team has won the most Ligue 1 Championship Titles?

With ten league titles each, Paris Saint-Germain and AS Saint-Etienne are the most accomplished Ligue 1 teams since the division's birth in 1930. PSG are the current champions of the French league.

When does the Ligue 1 season start?

The Ligue 1 season begins in August and ends in May.

What is the Ligue 1 season format?

Clubs compete in two games against each of the other teams in the league – one home and one away – totaling 38 matches per season.

Three points are awarded for a win in 90 minutes; a tie-game results in a draw, each team receives one point, and a losing team gets zero points.

Is Ligue 1 more physical than EPL?

No. Statistics have shown the English Premier League to be Europe's most physically demanding league. Whereas Ligue 1 presents the lowest numbers of high-intensity running, sprints and tackles.

What is Ligue 2?

Ligue 2 is the secondary league in French professional football and operates on a promotion and relegation system with Ligue 1 and France's third-tier division, the Championnat National.